This is an old favorite that came about in the mid 80’s through a Quick Cooking magazine. That recipe came with me when I moved into my first apartment and it has been made every year since 1998.
1. Brown beef with onions, peppers, garlic
2. Add cans of beans, tomatoes, water. Stir.
3. Add seasoning mixes
4. Simmer gently on stove for as long as you have, but at LEAST 30 minutes. The longer the better. This can be made in the slow cooker as well. Brown beef first. Add everything else to the pot and cook on low for up to 8 hours.
5. Top with sour cream and cheese.
With this soup simmering, I finished up some Christmas decorating.
Yes, we have 4 trees. More on that later. Here are few rooms shots of the living room and kitchen. I can’t believe how much fun we had throwing all this together. Two of these pics has Frankie lurking about.